INTRO TO: PROSTHODONTICS
Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. A prosthodontist is an expert in tooth replacement and restoration.
If you have missing teeth and it impacts your life (trouble eating, bad smile) then a prosthodontist is who you need to speak to. He or she will work with you to figure out the best treatment option for your unique needs. It can be more insightful sometimes to see a specialist than your general or family dentist.
THE BENEFIT OF SEEING A PROSTHOSODONTIST
Prosthodontists receive an extra three years of intense schooling beyond dental school in order to be experts at a range of restoration and reparative procedures. Some of these include but are not limited to:
◦ Complex care management involving multiple specialists
◦ Complete and removable partial dentures
◦ Replacing lost teeth
◦ Special needs of geriatric patients
◦ Children born with cleft palate or missing teeth
The benefit of seeing a prosthodontist outside of your general dentist is that they are ADA recognized specialists and their work is concentrated on restorative and reparative procedures. When you see one of these specialists you are going to be happy with the results because unlike a general or family dentist, they work in a small field are specialists; you will get the results you want.
If you feel you could benefit from seeing a prosthodontist contact Advanced Dental Center at 972-781-0209. Learn more about our office by visiting our website at www.theadcsmile.com.